Envied for its beautiful riverside positioning, South Perth's affluent lifestyle provides breathtaking views from numerous vantage points within its five square kilometre land area. The established suburb has a commercial area within its boundaries, as well as significant parkland sections along the foreshore. South Perth was settled in 1829 with its most significant growth occurring during the post-war years. More recently, South Perth experienced a notable population increase between 2001 and 2011.
Life in South Perth
South Perth is rife with places to visit as well as restaurants, reserves and gardens, with perhaps its most notable feature being the Perth Zoo. Among its numerous dining establishments, Coco's on the foreshore is the most exclusive and takes full advantage of the gorgeous surrounding river views. The Windsor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant is a popular fixture of the suburb as is the Royal Perth Golf Club. Also notable is the South Shore Plaza, South Perth Hospital, South Perth Esplanade and several schools.
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